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English News  No.14 , December 2006
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SRC Winter Symposium in 2005 (Dec.)
SRC Summer Symposium in 2006
Joint Seminars with the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University
Concluding an Agreement with the Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Concluding an Agreement with Sakhalin State University
Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
The 21st Century COE Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
Professor Hara Teruyuki Retires (March 2006) 
Professor David Wolff Succeeds Professor Hara's Deeds
Professor Hayashi Nominated as Vice-President of Hokkaido University
Our Current Staff
Ongoing Cooperative Research Projects
Visitors from Abroad
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Iwashita Akihiro Awarded an Asahi Shimbun Prize
Essays by Foreign Fellows
Sergei Kozlov
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Professor David Wolff Succeeds Professor Hara’s Deeds

David Wolff

Selecting a successor to an excellent scholar is always difficult. This time David Wolff, famous for his monograph on Harbin history (1999) and for leadership in the Cold War International History Project (1991-), was chosen. Besides the breadth of his scholarly interest, covering from beans in Manchuria to KGB archives in Lithuania, one reason for SRC’s selection was that he has tirelessly demonstrated the merits of the trans-border approach to history and in this sense he is a legitimate successor to Professor Hara.

In the eight months since joining the SRC, Professor Wolff has achieved much for his new workplace; he is editing the coming issue of Acta Slavica Iaponica, coordinated SRC’s joint symposiums with the Kennan Institute and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, held respectively on November 15 and 20. Another of Professor Wolff’s important fields of work is to build a new center for Cold War study in Japan. As a whole, his participation in the SRC will globalize it even further.

Matsuzato Kimitaka

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